Asteroids
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Game Info

Name 

Asteroids

Game platform 

Flash

Description

Asteroids is a simple game in which you control a ship and your objective is to shoot asteroids into smaller pieces until they disappear.

What is the game's genre? 

Shooter

Does it follow the rules for the genre?

Yes, it is one of the earliest games in the genre.

Does it have any unique characteristics relative to other games in the genre?

No, it is fairly simple.

Describe the game interface. What controls are available to the user, and what aspects of the game do they control?

The active keys are the spacebar - for shooting - and the arrow keys - for thrusters.

What is the goal of the game?

To destroy all asteroids and alien spacecraft.

What are the major challenges of the game?

Avoiding asteroids and gunfire from alien ships

What is the complexity of the rule set?

Simple, the only elements in the game are your spaceship, the asteroids, and sometimes the alien ship.  The higher levels gain complexity in that there are more asteroids and they move faster.

What kind of competition exists?

At random points throughout the game an alien spacecraft appears and tries to shoot you down.  You have to destroy it before it destroys you.

Review by Jeff Carpenter

Is the game fun? Rate on a scale of 1 (not fun) to 5 (very fun).

3/5
Is the game difficult to learn? Rate on a scale of 1 (easy) to 5 (difficult).

1/5

Rate the visual quality of the game between 1 (poor) to 5 (very good).

1/5 (by todays standards. the game was released in 1979)

How engaging is the game? Rate on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (extremely).

2/5

What is your overall recommendation for the game? Rate on a scale of 1 (Do not recommend) to 5 (strongly recommend).

2/5

Review by Thomas Williams

Is the game fun? Rate on a scale of 1 (not fun) to 5 (very fun).

4/5
Is the game difficult to learn? Rate on a scale of 1 (easy) to 5 (difficult).

1/5

Rate the visual quality of the game between 1 (poor) to 5 (very good).

1/5

How engaging is the game? Rate on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (extremely).

4/5

What is your overall recommendation for the game? Rate on a scale of 1 (Do not recommend) to 5 (strongly recommend).

4/5 (It's a classic.  If you've never played it, you should at least try it once or twice)

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